It’s easy to be complacent, easy to ride along the undisruptive waves of
normality. I often find myself complaining about a situation but doing
absolutely nothing to change it. Instead I continue plodding along,
hoping things might change for themselves. That was until I read
Michelle Visage’s book Diva Rules. If you’re not familiar with
Michelle, she is often the only biological woman in a room full of drag
queens and a fierce judge on the fabulous Ru Paul’s Drag Race and if
you haven’t seen that then, errr…. why in the hell not?
I picked up Michelle’s book for some light reading expecting it to be
funny (which it is) heart-felt (yep, that too) and fabulous (…you
really have to ask?) The one thing I wasn’t quite expecting though – was
for it to inspire me, push me and in many ways, give me the kick up the
bum I desperately needed!
Like most of you probably have at some point, I too have read ‘The Secret‘ and pretty much every book covering the law of attraction theory and although I’m not for one second saying it doesn’t work, for
me it’s all just a bit airy fairy. I like the harsh truth, handed to
me on a plate and said to me like a friend would say it and that pretty
much sums up Michelle’s writing style to a T.
The title of this
post and the title of chapter five in Michelle’s book ‘Get off your ass,
girl’ is exactly what I needed to hear and it’s exactly what I’ve gone
So without further a do, let’s address the elephant in the room shall we – HELLO BRAND NEW WEBSITE!
Yes, as you can see, this little corner of the internet has had a fresh lick of paint and some serious lovin’ and I’m so blooming happy with it!
taking Michelle’s wise words to heart, I decided that enough was
enough, if I wanted to see changes in both my professional and personal
life, these changes had to start with me. So the first thing I wanted to
change was my blog. What started off as a hobby is now my own mini #GirlBoss empire and I wanted a website that matched.
So after weeks of researching and talking to fellow bloggers, I emailed the wonderful Cat from Gatto Web. Now before I go on, I just want to say a huge thank you to Cat for
all of her hard work and commitment. Spending hours reading countless
emails from me, discussing fonts, layouts, branding and usability. I
honestly could not have done it without her and couldn’t recommend her
enough to anyone looking to spruce up their website!
by – Zoe Griffin
So here we have it, a domain I am truly proud of and that I’m inspired to create content for.
got off my ass, made the changes I wanted to see and I honestly
couldn’t be happier with the result. I now have a gorgeous home page
with all the categories clearly laid out, my Instagram feed running along the bottom of each page and a cute little (bespectacled) logo… I love it! The blog
of course is only one change in what I plan to be dozens. Health,
fitness, love life, travel – the list could go on and on but I’m
determined, more so now than I have been in a long time.
To sign off from this post I think it’s only apt to quote Michelle –
“If you really want something, you’ve got to go out and get it yourself.
DO. NOT. GIVE. UP. Put yourself out there, every interaction you have is a new opportunity, so don’t waste it by sitting on your ass – even tiny things can lead to something bigger.
Don’t ever count on anybody else to do the work for you. It’s all on you, and that’s as it should be. If you don’t earn your success yourself, I guarantee that it’s not going to last. You’ve got to work to get it and then you’ve got to work to keep it.”
…Can I get an amen?!
I hope you like the new layout as much as I do, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and over on my social channels and if there’s anything you want to see more of on here, let me know! This blog is for you as much as it is for me.